Infertility

Ovarian Reserve Biomarkers Not Indicative of Reduced Fertility

Ovarian Reserve Biomarkers Not Indicative of Reduced Fertility

Predicted probability of conception was not significantly lower for women with low antimüllerian hormone vs those with normal hormone levels.

Moderate Alcohol Consumption Does Not Affect Fertility in Women

Moderate Alcohol Consumption Does Not Affect Fertility in Women

Consumption of up to 14 units per week had no effect on fertility for women trying to conceive.

Frozen vs Fresh Embryos for IVF in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Frozen vs Fresh Embryos for IVF in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

For women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) seeking infertility treatment, the use of frozen embryos rather than fresh appears to improve the chances for a successful pregnancy.

Anxiety, Depression Symptoms Common With Fertility Treatment

Anxiety, Depression Symptoms Common With Fertility Treatment

Patients undergoing fertility treatment often suffer symptoms of depression or anxiety, but few get any formal help.

High Levels of Urinary Paracetamol May Affect Fertility in Men

High Levels of Urinary Paracetamol May Affect Fertility in Men

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Time to pregnancy was longer for couples in which the male partner had higher urinary paracetamol concentrations.

In Obese Women, Lifestyle Intervention Before Infertility Treatment Not Beneficial

In Obese Women, Lifestyle Intervention Before Infertility Treatment Not Beneficial

Lifestyle intervention preceding infertility treatment does not increase vaginal birth rates in obese women.

BRCA1 Mutation May Affect Fertility in Women

BRCA1 Mutation May Affect Fertility in Women

The BRCA1 mutation may speed the aging of a woman's ovaries.

VIDEO: Kutluk Oktay, MD, PhD, Discusses Advances in Female Fertility Preservation

VIDEO: Kutluk Oktay, MD, PhD, Discusses Advances in Female Fertility Preservation

Cryopresrvation, ovarian transplantion, and ovarian stimulation represent significant advances in the study of fertility preservation.

Implantable Ovary Bioprosthesis Holds Promise for Restoring Fertility

Implantable Ovary Bioprosthesis Holds Promise for Restoring Fertility

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A 3D-printed ovarian prosthesis restored the female hormone cycle and supported natural ovulation in mice.

Clinical Pregnancy Rates Lower for Some Ethnic Groups After In Vitro Fertilization

Clinical Pregnancy Rates Lower for Some Ethnic Groups After In Vitro Fertilization

Five US registry-based studies showed that black, Hispanic, and Asian women had lower clinical pregnancy rates after IVF compared with white women.

Soy May Protect Against Harmful Reproductive Effects of BPA

Soy May Protect Against Harmful Reproductive Effects of BPA

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Eating soy regularly may protect women who are undergoing infertility treatment from poor success due to BPA exposure.

Gene Mutations Linked to Form of Infertility in Women

Gene Mutations Linked to Form of Infertility in Women

For a small number of women with a rare form of infertility, mutations in a the TUBB8 gene may be the cause

Secondary Hypogonadism: Causes and Potential Treatment

Secondary Hypogonadism: Causes and Potential Treatment

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Selective estrogen receptor modulators may offer a viable treatment option for men with secondary hypogonadism.

Minimal Stimulation IVF Associated With Lower Live Birth Rates

Minimal Stimulation IVF Associated With Lower Live Birth Rates

Minimal stimulation in vitro fertilization (mini-IVF) is associated with reduced live birth rates compared with conventional IVF.

Infertility Treatment Not Linked to Developmental Delays in Children

Infertility Treatment Not Linked to Developmental Delays in Children

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Children conceived through infertility treatment are no more likely to experience developmental delays than those conceived without the treatment.

Risk for Infertility, Early Menopause Up With Active Tobacco Exposure

Risk for Infertility, Early Menopause Up With Active Tobacco Exposure

Active smoking and secondhand smoke exposure increases the risk for infertility and natural menopause before age 50.

Men With Infertility At Increased Risk for Health Problems

Men With Infertility At Increased Risk for Health Problems

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Men with infertility had significantly increased risks for diabetes, ischemic heart disease, alcohol abuse, and drug abuse.

Fracking Chemicals Linked to Reduced Sperm Count in Mice

Fracking Chemicals Linked to Reduced Sperm Count in Mice

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Prenatal exposure to oil and gas chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing could cause reproductive health problems.

Elective Single Embryo Transfer May Be Less Successful for in Ethnic Minority Groups

Elective Single Embryo Transfer May Be Less Successful for in Ethnic Minority Groups

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Clinical pregnancy rate was lower for non-white women who underwent elective single embryo transfer.

Studies Examine Effect of Age on Sperm

Studies Examine Effect of Age on Sperm

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One study finds increasing age has no effect, while another shows younger men have declining sperm quality.

Endometrial Cells Migrated to Brain in Mice Study

Endometrial Cells Migrated to Brain in Mice Study

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Study suggests potential migration of endometrial cells to the brain.

High-Fat Diets May Impact Fertility in Men, Women

High-Fat Diets May Impact Fertility in Men, Women

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Diets with high fat content could negatively affect fertility in both men and women.

Many Cancer Center Websites Lack Information on Fertility Preservation in Men

Many Cancer Center Websites Lack Information on Fertility Preservation in Men

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NCI-Designated Cancer Centers often do not provide information about the effects of cancer treatment on male fertility.

High Protein Intake May Lower Testosterone in Premenopausal Women

High Protein Intake May Lower Testosterone in Premenopausal Women

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Eating more protein may lower testosterone levels in women.

Ovarian Reserve Diminished in Women With BRCA 1/2 Mutations

Ovarian Reserve Diminished in Women With BRCA 1/2 Mutations

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Research suggests that deficient DNA DSB repair functions in BRCA carriers may lead to premature egg depletion.

Fertility Preservation Technique May Be Effective for Wounded Warriors

Fertility Preservation Technique May Be Effective for Wounded Warriors

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Researchers assess a new technique to save fertility in wounded warriors after blast injuries.

Sex at Any Time May Spur Immune System Changes That Boost Fertility

Sex at Any Time May Spur Immune System Changes That Boost Fertility

The effect appears to work regardless of when in a woman's menstrual cycle sex occurs.

Letrozole May Reduce Risk for Multiple Embryos in Unexplained Infertility

Letrozole May Reduce Risk for Multiple Embryos in Unexplained Infertility

However, there was also lower frequency of live birth, compared with gonadotropin.

Older Women Undergoing IVF May Benefit from Earlier Oocyte Retrieval

Older Women Undergoing IVF May Benefit from Earlier Oocyte Retrieval

Early retrieval can help avoid premature follicular luteinization in older women undergoing IVF.

Cancellation, Live Birth Rates Differ With Cyropreserved vs. Fresh Oocytes

Cancellation, Live Birth Rates Differ With Cyropreserved vs. Fresh Oocytes

IVF using cryopreserved donor oocytes was linked to lower cancellation rates and live birth rates.

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